MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 6TH DECEMBER 2021

Forward: 29 Prime cattle comprising 14 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos),1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 14 Cast Cattle. 3,924 Prime Sheep comprising 3179 Prime Lambs & 745 Cast Ewes & Rams. 22 Rearing Calves.



WEDNESDAY 8th DECEMBER
Christmas Show & Sale of 400 Store & Breeding Cattle. Catalogue online.

SATURDAY 10th DECEMBER
Winter Sale of 29 Pedigree Beltex Females, and “Winter Show Stars” Sale of 240 Pure and ¾ Bred Inlamb Continental Females sold in small groups

WEDNESDAY 15th DECEMBER
3,500 Store Lambs & Breeding Sheep. Sale 10:30am

THE FARMING COUNTRY PODCAST
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Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)
Trade for clean cattle continues at pace with quality beef animals continuing to nudge 300p/kg. Bradford wholesalers Ralph Pearson accounted for the leading gross prices in each section both entries from CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield, the steer a Limousin weighing 680kg at £1921 or 282.5p/kg and the heifer a 625kg Limousin at £1834 or 293.5p/kg. Mers Pearson also gathered up the leading price per kg steer a 545kg British Blue cross from RT&J Critchley&Son of Hutton at 309.5p/kg or £1687 whilst the leading priced heifer at 295.5p/kg was a 560kg Limousin sold by Simon Bennett of Silsden Moor to Robertshaws Farm Shop, Thornton and Harrogate. It’s likely that demand for clean cattle will continue next week and vendors should advise of likely numbers.

465-555kg to 309.5p/kg
560kg+ to 303.5p/kg av.291.17p/kg
Heifers
485kg+ to 295.5p/kg av. 248.03p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
Steers
£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1921, 1807, 1795, (BBx) 1779, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1865, 1841, SD Bennett (Limx) 1760
p/kg: RT&J Critchley&Sons (BBx) 309.5, (Limx) 294.5, 282.5, SD Bennett (Limx) 303.5, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 296.5, (Limx) 291.6,289.5,282.5
Heifers
£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1834, 1817, SD Bennett (Limx) 1655,1516, EJ Fort (B&W) 937
p/kg: SD Bennett (Limx) 295.5, 291.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 293.5, 288.5, EJ Fort (B&W) 157.5

Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)
Overall average 168.5p/kg £1061.55
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: A&J Carr&Son (B&W Hfr) 1062
p/kg: A&J Carr&Son (B&W Hfr) 168.5


Cull Cow Prices
A good proportion of lean worn cows in the entry affecting the average. An odd worn dairy carrying meat comfortably 127.5p/kg. Beef cows a mixed entry Angus to 125.5p/kg. Trade similar as a return to manufacturing meat anticipated in the New Year.

Overall Average 105.35p/kg £692.66
Black & White to 127.5p/kg av.102.99p/kg
Limx to 109.5p/kg
Linc Red to 106.5p/kg av.102.70p/kg
AA to 125.5p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)
B&W:
£ per head: CN&SA Harrison 842, JP&KE Hartley 826, A&J Carr&Son 784, Wood Bros 760, JP&KE Hartley 642
p/kg: A&J Carr&Son 127.5, CN&SA Harrison 127.5, JP&KE Hartley 121.5, Wood Bros 108.5

Contx
£ per head: R&E Pollard (Limx) 810
p/kg: R&E Pollard (Limx) 109.5
Native
£ per head: DA B &SD Ogden (AA) 966, CT&EM Hammond (Linc Red) 825,746
p/kg: DA B &SD Ogden (AA) 125.5, CT&EM Hammond (Linc Red) 106.5,99.5


3,924 Prime Sheep comprising 3179 Prime Lambs & 745 Cast Ewes & Rams
Another excellent trade this week, probably dearer than we were anticipating after last weeks bonanza, the quality forward varying quite a bit throughout the sale, but 289p overall or £126.73 per head representing a very acceptable result on the day.

Hill bred lambs making up an increasing proportion of the sale as Autumn turns in to Winter, and it was Mike Allen of Staithes near Whitby who led the Mule Wethers at £136 this week with others from the same home at £132, Messrs JA Stoney & Son of Bewerley, Pateley Bridge were next in line at £135.50, Ellis Bros of Addingham Moorside £133 and Paul Baines of Little Middop, Gisburn made £132.50.
Per kilo wise it was a nice run of handier weighted wethers from CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield that led the way at 293p 288p 286p, and Paul Baines’s lambs were 281.9p. The better wethers on the day generally in the 270’s. Steve Dorey of Newark made £122 or 277p/kg of Masham Wethers.
Horned Wethers peaked £120 from S&P Scrivin of Elslack and £115 from Kevin Huck of Bordley and also from J Pate of Gisburn. Phil Stubbs of Crowton, Cheshire topped the Cheviots at £121. Heavy Blue Faced Leicesters got to £154 from A&G Bland of Mottram, Glossop.

The smart lambs were very good to sell this week, David & Karen Shuttleworth trading as Heber Park Beltex in Gargrave topped the sale at £177, with others at £166.
Henry Atkinson topped a run at £175 for smart Beltex, others at £171.
Messrs Boynton of Ripon had some excellent lambs at £173 and £170.
Paul Simpson of Bolton by Bowland made £172 and £168 twice of quality fed white faced lambs.
Ellis Bros, Addingham Moorside topped at £170.
Plenty of other smart types and heavies getting into the £160’s.
Per kilo wise the Beltex breed averaged 323p/kg, Mike Davis of Ravenshaw at Eldroth taking top price spot at 383p. Messsr Ireland of Whalley were in at 376p, with another 3 pens form this good home making 360p or more. Haddon Farms of Huddersfield topped a good consignment of sheep at 375p/kg, Ellis Bros 367p, and WA,VJ&JA Towler of Grindleton 358p. Other quality sorts 310p to 350p.

Ewes - Good solid trade again with some sections dearer on the week and others trading similar! Mule ewes traded much dearer with weight taking a much higher rise than other grades. Mules sold to £147.50 from David & Karen Shuttleworth of Gargrave with plenty of weight £120-£147.50 mediums sold at £95-£110 and lean ewes £75-£85 with some plain goods £40-£60. Masham's sold to £150.50 from BC Ashby of Norwood, Otley. Best Texel ewes sold to £215.50 from Bryan Dibb, Yeadon for a pen of 4. Best bred heavies £155+ with a few pens trading £174-£199. Mediums well bred ewes £125-£135 small Beltex ewes £105-£130. Lean white faced ewes £90-£105. Suffolk’s sold to £140.50 from I&J Smith Holmfirth. Masham sold to £150.50 from BC Ashby, Otley. Fed Swales a nice trade with large end full meat ewes £76-£89 with a top price of £104.50. Plenty of mediums fed horned ewes £60-£70. Half meat Swales £42-£50 and plain feeding ewes £28-35.

Prime Lambs – Overall Average £126.72 per head or 288.9p/kg
32.1kg to 35.9kg to 317.7p/kg av 258.2p/kg or £88.49 per head
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 385.5p/kg av 289.3p/kg or £122.05 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 367.4p/kg av 291.5p/kg or £139.56 per head
52.1kg and over to 320.4p/kg av 277.0p/kg or £148.80 per head

Beltex average £137.87 per head or 323.8p/kg
£ per head: £175 £171 £164 A Atkinson; £173 £170 £168 N&AD Boynton; £172 £168 PW Simpson; £170 £169 Ellis Bros;
p/kg: 385.5p 356.8p MR Davis; 375.0p Haddon Farms; 367.4p Ellis Bros; 358.1p 354.3p WA VJ JA Towler; 354.2p N&AD Boynton;
Texel average £129.13 per head or 291.6p/kg
£ per head: £177 £166 Heber Park Beltex; £168 £160 PW Simpson; £166 RH&MR Ireland; £160 G&G Thornton; £160 J Hitchen; £159 W Stapleton; £159 I Townson; £159 D&L Wain;
p/kg: 376.9p 364.9p 360.0p RH&MR Ireland; 342.9p 340.4p PW Simpson; 342.7p 338.4p CD&RF Kitching; 338.3p D&L Wain; 337.0p KJ Marston;
Suffolk average £126.11 per head or 278.5p/kg
£ per head: £144 J Caygill & Partners; £142.50 £140 AJ Shepherd; £140 RW Marston; £140 L Mellin; £134 KJ Marston; £129 J Drinkall; £129 M Thompson;
p/kg: 300.0p M Thompson; 297.8p KJ Marston; 293.2p J Drinkall; 291.3p CH&IC Hammond; 288.0p J Caygill & Son; 285.2p SR Dorey; 284.5p TH Atkins;
Charolais average £121.82 per head or 279.4p/kg
£ per head: £149 JM Smith & Son; £140.50 SR Dorey; £117.50 £117 £116.50 Haddon Farms; £117 £106 CJ&DD Drake;
p/kg: 298..0p JM Smith & Son; 284.1p 279.8p 278.6p Haddon Farms; 275.5p SR Dorey; 272.1p 265.0p CJ&DD Drake;
Mule average £119.91 per head or 274.6p/kg
£ per head: £136 £132 M&B Allen; £135.50 JA Stoney & Son; £133 Ellis Bros; £132.50 J Baines; £127 JR Lancaster; £127 JC&N Throup; £127 CD&RF Kitching;
p/kg: 293.0p 288.4p 286.0p CD&RF Kitching; 281.9p 278.9p J Baines; 277.8p AE Stubbs; 277.3p JC&N Throup; 277.3p 277.1p Ellis Bros;
Swaledale average £92.06 per head or 237.8p/kg
£ per head: £115 £99 £94 G Huck; £115 James Pate; £100 AJ Mason; £99.50 P Addyman; £96 £93 AJ&GH Bland;
p/kg: 258.3p 240.0p AJ&GH Bland; 250.0p James Pate; 242.7p P Addyman; 241.7p JH Throup; 235.0p 231.4p G Huck;
Lonk average £116.84 per head or 258.6p/kg
£ per head: £120 £112.50 S&P Scrivin;
p/kg: 261.6p 255.3p S&P Scrivin;
Masham average £118.94 per head or 273.6p/kg
£ per head: £122 SR Dorey; £115 A&SL Throup;
p/kg: 277.3p SR Dorey; 267.4p A&SL Throup;
Cheviot average £117.40 per head or 296.5p/kg
£ per head: £121 £117 AE Stubbs; £115.50 Haddon Farms;
p/kg: 307.9p 288.1p AE Stubbs; 281.7p Haddon Farms;
Blue du Maine average £131.37 per head or 286.2p/kg
£ per head: £163.50 £139 £138 £136 £132 £124 TP&EA Clayton; £160 £147.50 RKR Wood;
p/kg: 313.8p 313.7p RKR Wood; 300.0p 295.7p 287.2p 287.0p 281.9p 281.8p 277.6p TP&EA Clayton;

Cull Ewes average £87.32
Suffolk to £140.50, Texel to £215.50, BFL to £94.50, Mule to £147.50, Swaledale to £104.50, Masham to £150.50, Gritstone to £101.50, Cheviot to £100.50, Beltex to £125.50, Blue du Maine £144.50, Dalesbred to £86.50, Lonk to £109.50, WFW to £104.50, Kerry Hill to £92.50, Teeswater to £137.50, Zwartable to £133.50
Top prices:
Lowland: £215.50 B Dibb;
Mule/Masham: £150.50 BC Ashby;
Horned: £109.50 J Blakey & Son;
Hill: £101.50 B Dibb;

Cast Rams average £101.04
Texel to £171.50, BFL to £184.50, Swaledale to £57.50, Gritstone to £89.50, Beltex to £164.50, Ryelands to £69.50, Dalesbred to £69.50, Kerry Hill to £104.50, Cheviot to £91.50


22 Rearing Calves to £420
Similar trade best blue bulls with size £380-£415 with some similar goods but with just a little less conformation £280-£340. Not many blue heifers in with the ones entered getting sold at £265-£295. Black and Whites steadier with small rearers less money but nice medium British Friesians £120-£140

Bull Calves
Limousin x (Av £180) to £180 D Clarke
Brit Blue x (Av £317.92) to £420 P&RM Sutcliffe
Aberdeen Angus (Av £212.50) to £260 RM Shackleton
Black & White (Av £89.25) to £150 RM Spence

Heifer Calves
British Blue (Av £280) to £295 RL Wright
Limousin (Av £145) to £145 D Clarke

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